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Oklahoma Justices Consider Changes To Liquor Laws

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Thursday the Court heard arguments about the legality of a petition drive aimed at allowing wine sales in grocery stores and supermarkets. Thursday the Court heard arguments about the legality of a petition drive aimed at allowing wine sales in grocery stores and supermarkets.
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Oklahoma's Supreme Court is mulling over a possible change to the state liquor laws. 

Thursday the Court heard arguments about the legality of a petition drive aimed at allowing wine sales in grocery stores and supermarkets.  Currently only package stores sell wine. 

6/21/2012 Related Story: Oklahoma Supreme Court Justices Weigh Wine Plan Proposal

If the Supreme Court rules against the petition challenge, it opens a 90 day window for a group to gather 155,216 signatures from registered voters.  If that occurs, counties with at least 50,000 residents will vote in November whether or not to allow grocery store wine sales. 

"You think there are 155 thousand thirsty Oklahomans that would sign this?  I think there are far more than that," said Lee Slater, the attorney representing the group behind the petition drive.

The main opposition comes from retail package stores.  The Tulsa attorney representing them has not returned any of News 9's calls.

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